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“Fabulous food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Damson Restaurant

Damson Restaurant
Orange Building | MediaCity UK, Salford M50 2HF, England
01617517020
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Ranked #4 of 198 Restaurants in Salford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fabulous food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Went for the fixed price menu. Amazing value for what was exceptional food and home early, couldn't be better. Staff attentive if needing a little more background on some of the ingredients. Great ambience with sun setting and lights coming on.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lancashire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Choose Damson for your just desserts....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Today we went to Damson. Never been before and we chose it as it is close to The Lowry and we were off to a matinee performance after lunch. What a great choice it turned out to be. The décor is beautiful, we sat near the huge windows looking out over the water and watched the people buzzing about in the autumn sunshine. The food, ah, the food. To.die.for.
We ended up ordering off the a la carte menu as it was a special occasion and my friend particularly wanted one of the fish dishes. The food was sublime. I had lamb which was perfect and my friend was cooing over her cod. The best, as they always say, was yet to come. I wanted to marry my dessert. Chocolate and Peanut Butter Vacherin with chocolate fudge sauce. Go now before they change the menu! It was fantastic, my favourite dessert EVER! The whole meal was lovely - not huge portions so don't take your rugby playing mates but the flavours and presentation is perfect. They do a reasonable two courses for £17 a head. Our bill came to £76 for two of us, with one large glass of red wine and a large bottle of water. Worth every penny. We loved it and will definitely be going again. Oh, by the way, the staff are lovely too. Going to the Lowry? Or Media City? Drop in on Damson. Lets keep this great independent restaurant alive. http://mediacity.damsonrestaurant.co.uk/index.html

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brierfield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Pre theatre lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Enjoyed a fabulous lunch prior to a play at the Lowry. An excellent menu and a lunchtime deal. The service was good and I can highly recommend the pork belly and a wonderful dessert based on peanut butter! Given the number of mediocre chain restaurants in the area this place deserves to thrive. We will return!

Visited October 2013
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Manchester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Surprisingly average fayre”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We had an evening event there recently. They were catering for a large group 50. Service was ok, food no better than any average hotel restaurant. Expected good things but average. Not a gourmet experience.

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Salford, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

After being impressed with ambience, decor and overall impression of a top class establishment,
We were very disappointed with the quality of the fare. We opted for the set menu,there were five in our party and it was an afternoon dinner and not a special occasion.
Starters good, main course ok, cheese board pathetic, wine good but overpriced, overall would not rush back, the staff were pleasant but not many smiles among them.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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